Leroy Jones honored with the Ascona Jazz Award 2019
Iconic New Orleans trumpeter and an audience favorite in European jazz circles, Leroy Jones is the recipient of this year’s Ascona Jazz Award
Iconic New Orleans trumpeter and an audience favorite in European jazz circles, Leroy Jones is the recipient of this year’s Ascona Jazz Award, the award that JazzAscona confers every year to musicians and personalities from the New Orleans music scene, among others.
The Ascona Jazz Award 2019 will be presented to Leroy Jones on Tuesday June 25, on the occasion of one of his performances on the New Orleans stage.
The award honors Leroy Jones’ exceptional musical quality. Born in New Orleans 1955, he is a first-class exponent of New Orleans Today, a wave of musicians who revisit the tradition of New Orleans jazz, infusing it with an unbridled solo personality and an evident contamination with expressive elements of bebop, in particular: a unique style recognizable from the first notes.
Award Ceremony Leroy Jones
Stage New Orleans 21.30 - 23.30
Leroy Jones & Uli Wunner’s Jazz Creole
22.30 Award Ceremony